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fingers circle the golden rim of the china cup i never knew what to make of dead leaves in boiling water i do not know what tomorrow holds >> or if we will continue running in circles and circles all i know is around comfort where we put forward our offerings >> linen sheets, the contents of the nail, so together families interleaving boundaries we passed the yemeni coffee and the slices of watermelon >> which still grow from palestinian soil >> it is moments like these and the roundness of my father's smiling cheeks the line at my cousin's wedding
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is these moments that i have hope there is hope in the strength and beauty of our mothers the resilience of our children the belly laughs of our huddles >> there is hope in our joint -- joy >> extending god's blessings >> [speaking foreign language] >> because what goes around comes around [applause] thank you guys. that is it for us. [applause] >> thank you, ladies.
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give them another round of applause. [applause] when i first approached them with the idea of reading poetry, both of them look through some classic arabic poetry, but i told them they were both amazing goes, so we should hear their own original work. those are two women in our community that are amazing poets and will probably do amazing things with their lives. so thank you very much. our next thing on the program -- another very rich part of our culture -- is obviously our dress. through our clothing, i think that represents our diversity because throughout the arab world, i think the diversity of our clothing really shows how diverse the arab people are. beyond and and that bond, it is the cultural linguistics and political ties that we share -- beyond an ethnic bond.
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we put together, just from arab- americans in the bay area -- we said, "why don't we showcase our clothing?" this is the first time i have ever put a production like this together, so we will start shortly. let me just said of the music. thank you. -- let me just set up the music. thank you. ♪
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the first pieces of the north african region. kate on the right wearing a dress found in tunisia, morocco,
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and the western area part of north africa. a traditional dress from algeria, which is from an indigenous ethnic group in north africa that exists throughout the arab world and is a traditional form of a tire. [applause] -- form of attire. more of the moroccan style. a lot of it is the embroidery on the sides. thank you, lina. [applause] another example that is more towards moroccan dress attire. thank you. this is the algerian dress which
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is an indigenous dress for algeria. thank you. [applause] ♪
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these three pieces are from the gulf region of the arab world, which is saudi arabia, yemen, and oman. kate is wearing a heavier velvet dress with embroidery on the top and kind of going down through the arms. sama this is more toward the saudi, yemen region of the gulf. susan is wearing a traditional
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yemeni dress from a mountain region. this is a traditional form of a tire -- attire.
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♪ ♪
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>> this is the last part of our show. this is the part of the show that features lebanon, jordan. she is wearing traditional garb from damascus. i do not know if you can tell but there is a lot of handstitched detail at the top. lena is wearing a traditional jordanian start out with handstitched work. these stars represent different countries. this dress is more of a jordanian style.
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this is a palestinian dress with hand importers from the top to bottom. -- embroidery from the top to bottom. this is all handstitched. could the other models join the girls on the floor? [applause]
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>> let's have another round of applause for the models. thank you for participating and showing not only the diversity of our culture and region. through our clothing, it says a lot about how diverse the arab people are. thank you all for coming out tonight. ♪ again, thank you to everyone who has helped. everyone here, let's give them a round of applause for coming out tonight.
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i would personally like to thank michelle from the arab film festival and bonilla and others who are not here tonight. they are the driving force behind the arab film festival. they are in berkeley and los angeles. a round of applause for all the work they do. last but not least, paul. without his generosity and support, this event would not be happening. thank you so much, paul. [applause] he is not only a mentor to me but the example of what civic engagement can be for arab- americans. if there is anything going on in our community, he is the first
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one to cut a check -- not only to cut a check, but he is the first to be involved. he is a mover and shaker and successful businessman. we need to support his institution, an amazing chain of the burger chains in the area. thank you all for coming out tonight. we do have a reception. please help yourselves. >> thank you for your sponsorship once again. we will not know who the next mayor of san francisco will be, but one thing we know, the tradition that has to continue. everyone of you has to make sure that this happens. it is an important statement for
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our community. please come back every year. i have not told a lot of people about this, but i will be moving to new york in february. it is important for me that this tradition continues. it is something that did not exist for our community, something that the mayor identified, and something that needs to continue. i am happy to support this every year it is in san francisco. [applause] >> please enjoy the reception. we have the game on for your enjoyment. see you next year. ♪
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>> welcome, dancers. bring them in. coming to you live, san francisco city hall, the indians have all arrived. how about a big round of applause for our native american dancers in the house? rocking san francisco. singing loud, dance hard, all
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right. all right, one more time, let's give it up for our singers, our dancers, kicking it live here in san francisco city hall, all right. good to be here tonight. seeing all these shining indian faces once again. could i have all the native americans please remain standing? all native americans, stand up. how about a big round of applause for our native americans here for native
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american heritage month in november. all you non-indians, just look around. this is what custer saw at the little bighorn, and you know what he said to his men? where did all these indians come from? once again, welcome to the sixth annual nida american heritage month celebration here at city hall. -- annual native american heritage month cicelebration. i would like to thank our host for this month, native american aids project, the mayor's office, the san francisco native
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american health center, and kqed public broadcasting. how about a big round of applause for our host? thank you. at this time, when indian people -- when we gather, we throw on our regalia, our outfits. we do not call them costumes. if you are from oklahoma, we call them in being close -- clothes. it is good to see all these dancers and singers as well, their families. when we gather like this, we start out with prayer, so please stand if you are able. creator, grandfather, we give thanks this day for the many blessings for this beautiful
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day, this opportunity to honor our own here in san francisco city hall. we give thanks to native and non-native alike, those that are here today. when this ends, we hope that they travel safe, that they continue this relationship, creator. we remember the words spoken here by the leaders of our native american community. creator, blessings upon them. our seniors, are dancers, everyone in attendance. remember those that have passed that are not able to be here, i am for health -- in poor health. remember our veterans.
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we know you have told us there is no such thing as a good war. we ask that our veterans come home safely and return to their families, their tribes. we pray these things come late -- these things humbly to you, grandfather. [singing]
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creator, we give thanks this day. the best it could possibly be. if i've left anything out, creator, grandfather, again, i am a humble two-legged on mother earth. we give thanks this day in your name.
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you may be seated. thank you. going back to our native american project singers, appropriate song. we will have our dancers come on out. our dancers were led out by mr. larry harris andon -- harrison.
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thank you, larry. these dancers in front of you, nor than traditional, seven straight, double bustle, and our grass dancers as well. two starts. all right, looking good. good dancing, good singing going on. san francisco, look out.
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♪ [inaudible] dance hard. sing loud. make them dance. all right, put your hands together one more time for our fancy dancers. all right. also, seven straight. all right. calling into the arena at this time, our women's traditional.
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come on out. women's traditional, all ages, women's traditional, come on out. no. traditional, southern co op , this is your contest. i'm kidding. the only one judging you is margin right there. make sure you have your numbers displayed. all right. when you are ready. two sides. the style of dance from our northern plains, our southern plains. kiowa, ajibwe, blackfeet,
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lakota. this is a side step. ♪
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boys and men, stand by. once again, put your hands together for our women's no. traditional southern claw -- northern traditional southern claw. this style of dance, before our dances would start, they would call upon the grass dancers to come out, stomp that grass down. usually, it was about chest high. in order for our other dancers to dance. when you are ready, make them

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